The Book of Onei is an antinomian dream grimoire, providing deceptive yet true information about the art of Oneiromancy or dream magic in the form of poetry, fantasy, and intentionally ambiguous instructions.
A mighty and terrifying dragon or traveler between worlds who can change shape and appear as male or female, dragon or human, or even as a pile of books. A powerful teacher of dream alchemy.
She looked at me- I call it she, although
No hint of human life was in its eyes-
And said, “I know you’re scared, but do not rise.
“You’ve used the secret fire, but there is more.
We wish you to evolve.” Her watchful face
Was wax-like, alien. I saw the place
She’d traveled from, and it was far- so far.
My chest was aching with a fear so cold
My blood felt sluggish. I had walked the old
And near-forgotten pathways. I had seen
My glimpse of burning wheels and turning gears,
And yet this creature woke my deepest fears
As easily as if she’d read the book
I keep sequestered in my hidden heart.
And yet, if she could teach the ancient art
Of changing roses into flying birds
And dreams to facts, and facts to other dreams-
I nodded slowly, and her cold eyes gleamed.
– from the Book of Onei, Part III: The Powers of Onei